Arduino Nokia 5110 Tutorial #2- Displaying Customized Graphics

INTRODUCTION In one of our previous tutorials we did an introduction on how to use the Nokia 5110 LCD  with the Arduino, the tutorial covered displaying texts with different fonts etc. For this tutorial, we are taking things a little bit further and will be working through the display of customized graphics on the Nokia 5110 LCD display. This tutorial will particularly be useful for those who want to displa ...

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Evaluation kit for development of battery maintenance free IoT equipment

Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched its RE Family, which comprises the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on the company’s proprietary SOTB process technology, which reduces power consumption in both the active and standby states, excluding the requirement for battery replacement or recharging. “Energy harvesting eliminates the labo ...

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ESP8266 WiFi Analyzer

Step 1: What Is WiFi Analyzer? WiFi Analyzer is a handy app in Android, it help to visualize the WiFi signal information around you. It is very useful for helping select a right channel for setting a new AP. If you selected a channel that as same as another AP near you, you may encounter interference and degrade the network performance. However, you may not have a Android phone in hand and it is a little bi ...

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Arduboy handheld features a removable flash cartridge

A fantastic portable games console has been created in the form of the Arduboy handheld complete with removable flash cartridge. Using an Arduino Pro Micro development board combined with an SSD1306 0.96” SPI Serial 128X64 OLED LCD the portable games console provides a great way to enjoy your favourite games on the go. Check out the video below to learn more about the Homebrew Arduboy handheld console. http ...

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Human Motion Powered Nanotechnology Devices

Michigan State University researchers have came up with a new method for  harvesting energy from human motion using nanotechnology. They designed a low-cost film-like device, a nanogenerator, than can power a LCD display,  keyboard, and some LEDs without any source of electric power, by only using some human touching or pressing. This device called FENG, biocompatible ferroelectret nanogenerator, consists o ...

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DIY MIDI LOOPER CONTROLLER LOOKS FANTASTIC!

Due to pedalboard size, complicated guitar pedals sometimes reduce the number of buttons to the bare minimum. Many of these pedals are capable of being controlled with an external MIDI controller, however, and necessity being the mother of invention and all, this is a great opportunity to build something and learn some new skills at the same time. In need of a MIDI controller, Reddit user [Earthwin] built a ...

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Rotary Encoder with Arduino and Nokia 5110 LCD Tutorial

Introduction Today we will take a look at using a rotary encoder with Arduino and displaying rotation data on the Nokia 5110 LCD display. A rotary encoder is an electro-mechanical device that converts angular position or the rotation of a shaft into analog or digital values. They are mainly of two types, absolute and incremental rotary encoders. The output of the absolute encoders indicates the current posi ...

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Arduino Thermometer

Its hot here in Los Angeles! Besides the massive drought California is in, Its not as cool around here lately. I wanted to build something to see just how hot it really was, and here it is! Read this instructable and Ill teach how you can turn just a few components you have into an accurate mini desktop thermometer!I hope you enjoy the project and vote for it for the contests! Lets Build It! Step 1: You Wil ...

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CAPTIVATING CLOCK TELLS TIME WITH TALL TUBES

Time is probably our most important social construct. Our perception of passing time changes with everything we do, and when it comes down to it, time is all we really have. You can choose to use it wisely, or sit back and watch it go by. If you want to do both, build a clock like this one, and spectate in sleek, sophisticated style. [ChristineNZ]’s mid-century-meets-steampunk clock uses eight ILC1-1/8 ...

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How to drive Nokia 5110 84×48 LCD display with Arduino

Introduction In the previous tutorial I showed how to build a weather station using DHT11 and BMP180 with an Arduino. However, the project has a downside which is the power consumption of the 16X2 LCD. If we were building a battery powered project with the desire to last for several weeks and probably several months, like a weather station for instance, then we’ll have to replace the LCD keypad shield from ...

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A RETRO GAMING CONSOLE FOR THE NEW GENERATION

Ostensibly the ESPboy is an open-source hackable game engine built as an IoT platform for STEM education and play, but there’s no way [RomanS] could have been inspired by anything other than retro gaming consoles from the near past. For anyone who grew up playing with Tamagotchi pets or Palm Pilots, this project is going to be a major throwback. The Saint Petersburg-based microcontroller hobbyist ...

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Make Your Own Motorized Camera Slider

In this project I will show you how I repurposed two old camera tripods in order to create a motorized camera slider. The mechanical system consist mostly of aluminium and stainless steel which makes the slider sturdy and pretty decent looking. The electrical system consists of an Arduino Nano with LCD, rotary encoder, limit switches and stepper motor. Let's get started! Step 1: Watch the Videos! https://yo ...

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